I had the pleasure of spending a beautiful summer afternoon with this lovely senior exploring Downtown Detroit for her senior pictures. Her mom mentioned some of her qualities before the session so I knew I was in for a treat of a human being but nothing could have prepared me for that hot pink jumpsuit.
I like to capture authentic pictures of seniors. That is always my goal but it’s not always the easiest thing to do because it needs to happen quickly so we get the most of our time together. In the same respect, I like to be respectful of them and give them time to warm up. After all, not everyone can warm up to the camera instantly. I have ways . Questions, minimal direction to see how comfortable they are and how they move. I didn’t need any tricks with her. She was an absolute pleasure to work with. I barely had to give her any direction. It was like she knew what I was going to say next.
Her mom was right. She’s charismatic, kind, fun and has a really dynamic, well rounded personality. Capturing her beauty as she goes into her senior year was an honor really. Just being around her felt energizing.
Her and mom let me boss them around the city, going to my favorite spots for her personality. The location of your senior photo session is a very important part of the entire process. The right location will not only make you look fantastic, but it will also bring out your personality and allow you to show off who you really are. Detroit is filled with amazing architecture and interesting backdrops and I knew exactly where to go with here. Of course, she was game!!
We ended our session at the belt! It’s become a staple in the city. It’s one of my favorite places to go for photos because it’s vibrant and just.. cool. Thank you to Gucci, Shinola & Bedrock Detroit for providing some pretty backdrops for us.
I think senior pictures are important for many different reasons but I don’t look at them in the same way as those cheesy senior pictures a lot of us took back in the day. I see them as a capture of how your senior is at that time. How they smile, how they move, how they look when they’re not smiling. It’s a big moment for them, this time in their lives. Im here for it!!!
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Genevieve DeVries is an on-site, professional photographer. Based in Plymouth, Michigan, I serve southeast Michigan and the greater Wayne County, Washtenaw County and Oakland County areas, including Plymouth, Canton, Livonia, Westland, Northville, Novi, Farmington/Farmington Hills, Ann Arbor, Ypsilanti, Belleville, Whitmore Lake, Saline, Dexter, Salem, South Lyon, Wayne, Garden City, New Hudson, Wixom, Walled Lake, Brighton, Milford, Southfield, West Bloomfield, Bloomfield Hills, Birmingham, and beyond .